Chancellor Faymann Visits Israel

Austrian Federal Chancellery (07/05/2010)

Federal Chancellor Werner Faymann will pay an official visit to Israel from June 23 - 24, 2010. His political meeting agenda will include talks with Israeli President Shimon Peres as well as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and opposition leader Tzipi Livni.

The key issue for debate is the peace process in the Middle East, which is a priority in Austria's foreign policy. In Jerusalem Faymann will visit the tomb of Theodor Herzl, the "father of Zionism", and the Holocaust memorial Yad Vashem, where he will meet with pensioners born in Austria.

During his short visit to the Palestinian autonomous territories, talks with President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad will take place in Ramallah.